Barbara Chai

Senior Editor at @WSJ. Past: Head of Arts & Culture at Dow Jones Media Group; Managing Editor at @WSJSpeakeasy; News Editor in Hong Kong and Brussels at @WSJ.

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Melissa McCarthy and the Strange Fun of an Unlikable Role
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Melissa McCarthy and the Strange Fun of an Unlikable Role
October, 17 2018
Tatiana Maslany Contains Multitudes
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Tatiana Maslany Contains Multitudes
July, 11 2018
Two Dutch authors say going offline is key to happiness, creativity and success
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Two Dutch authors say going offline is key to happiness, creativity and success
July, 2 2018
What this 1800s film about Sitting Bull says about terrorism in 2017 and the Dakota Access Pipeline
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What this 1800s film about Sitting Bull says about terrorism in 2017 and the Dakota Access Pipeline
June, 25 2018
Santiago-Hudson Reinterprets ‘Othello’ in Shakespeare in the Park
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Santiago-Hudson Reinterprets ‘Othello’ in Shakespeare in the Park
June, 16 2018
‘Dietland’ Actress Erin Darke on Taking on the Patriarchy
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‘Dietland’ Actress Erin Darke on Taking on the Patriarchy
June, 14 2018
An Opera Star Takes Up Broadway—and Biking on the Hudson
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An Opera Star Takes Up Broadway—and Biking on the Hudson
June, 11 2018
Tony nominee Brian Tyree Henry on ‘Atlanta’ and ‘Lobby Hero’
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Tony nominee Brian Tyree Henry on ‘Atlanta’ and ‘Lobby Hero’
June, 9 2018
How opera star Renée Fleming embraced Broadway, and biking on New York’s Hudson River
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How opera star Renée Fleming embraced Broadway, and biking on New York’s Hudson River
June, 7 2018
James McArdle on performing in 'Angels in America', the most Tony-nominated play in Broadway history
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James McArdle on performing in 'Angels in America', the most Tony-nominated play in Broadway history
May, 7 2018
Broadway vs. London: James McArdle of ‘Angels in America’ Explains
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Broadway vs. London: James McArdle of ‘Angels in America’ Explains
May, 6 2018
Q&A With ‘Atlanta’ Star Brian Tyree Henry
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Q&A With ‘Atlanta’ Star Brian Tyree Henry
April, 28 2018
She was one of the only women in the story room for ‘Inside Out.’ Now she’s the first woman to direct a Pixar short
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She was one of the only women in the story room for ‘Inside Out.’ Now she’s the first woman to direct a Pixar short
April, 28 2018
How this mom turned her parenting blog into a multimillion-dollar baby-care business
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How this mom turned her parenting blog into a multimillion-dollar baby-care business
April, 9 2018
Why ‘The China Hustle’ is a finance documentary all U.S. investors need to see
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Why ‘The China Hustle’ is a finance documentary all U.S. investors need to see
April, 4 2018
John Oliver trolls Mike Pence with gay-bunny book that shoots to No. 1 on Amazon
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John Oliver trolls Mike Pence with gay-bunny book that shoots to No. 1 on Amazon
March, 20 2018
How ‘Come From Away’ went from being a high school musical to a hit Broadway show
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How ‘Come From Away’ went from being a high school musical to a hit Broadway show
March, 14 2018
How Oscar winner ‘The Shape of Water’ was made for just $20 million
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How Oscar winner ‘The Shape of Water’ was made for just $20 million
March, 4 2018
Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe looks back on his avant-garde roots and his Hollywood career
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Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe looks back on his avant-garde roots and his Hollywood career
March, 3 2018
Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins on his love of acting: ‘I couldn’t do anything else’
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Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins on his love of acting: ‘I couldn’t do anything else’
March, 3 2018
Oscar-nominated documentary tells amazing story of the only U.S. bank to be prosecuted after the financial crisis
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Oscar-nominated documentary tells amazing story of the only U.S. bank to be prosecuted after the financial crisis
March, 2 2018
Victor Garber on ‘Hello, Dolly!’, returning to theater after paying the bills with TV
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Victor Garber on ‘Hello, Dolly!’, returning to theater after paying the bills with TV
February, 20 2018
Victor Garber on ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and His Start in New York Theater
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Victor Garber on ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and His Start in New York Theater
February, 18 2018
They told Margot Robbie ‘I, Tonya’ couldn’t get made, but now she’s an Oscar nominee
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They told Margot Robbie ‘I, Tonya’ couldn’t get made, but now she’s an Oscar nominee
January, 23 2018
Oscar nominee Dee Rees on Netflix, ‘Mudbound’ and marrying art and commerce
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Oscar nominee Dee Rees on Netflix, ‘Mudbound’ and marrying art and commerce
January, 23 2018
Oscar nominations: ‘The Post’ screenwriters on why Katharine Graham made a smart business decision in publishing the Pentagon Papers
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Oscar nominations: ‘The Post’ screenwriters on why Katharine Graham made a smart business decision in publishing the Pentagon Papers
January, 23 2018
Matthew Rhys plays Daniel Ellsberg in Steven Spielberg’s 'The Post’ but he can't keep his own secrets
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Matthew Rhys plays Daniel Ellsberg in Steven Spielberg’s 'The Post’ but he can't keep his own secrets
January, 4 2018
How dance is deployed as resistance to the rich in ‘Once on This Island’
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How dance is deployed as resistance to the rich in ‘Once on This Island’
December, 21 2017
Margot Robbie, Dee Rees, Daniel Radcliffe share their holiday book suggestions with MarketWatch
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Margot Robbie, Dee Rees, Daniel Radcliffe share their holiday book suggestions with MarketWatch
December, 19 2017
Kelly Macdonald stars in film adaptations of children books, but that doesn’t mean the books are a hit in her house
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Kelly Macdonald stars in film adaptations of children books, but that doesn’t mean the books are a hit in her house
December, 14 2017
Jimmy Kimmel, while holding his baby boy: ‘Disgusting’ tax cuts for the rich put our children’s lives at risk
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Jimmy Kimmel, while holding his baby boy: ‘Disgusting’ tax cuts for the rich put our children’s lives at risk
December, 12 2017
He plays the Winter Soldier, but Sebastian Stan may have found his toughest role in ‘I, Tonya’
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He plays the Winter Soldier, but Sebastian Stan may have found his toughest role in ‘I, Tonya’
December, 7 2017
Jason Segel tried out the Oculus Rift, and it inspired (and scared) him to write a new book
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Jason Segel tried out the Oculus Rift, and it inspired (and scared) him to write a new book
November, 17 2017
Fats Domino dies at 89. Watch 5 of his best performances
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Fats Domino dies at 89. Watch 5 of his best performances
October, 25 2017
New Netflix ‘Stranger Things 2’ ad is suitably spooky
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New Netflix ‘Stranger Things 2’ ad is suitably spooky
October, 24 2017
How Daniel Radcliffe lost 14 pounds and nearly drowned, but relished filming ‘Jungle’
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How Daniel Radcliffe lost 14 pounds and nearly drowned, but relished filming ‘Jungle’
October, 18 2017
How poet Beth Ann Fennelly discovered she had accidentally written a micro-memoir
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How poet Beth Ann Fennelly discovered she had accidentally written a micro-memoir
October, 13 2017
Eminem rips into Trump in freestyle rap during BET Hip-Hop Awards
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Eminem rips into Trump in freestyle rap during BET Hip-Hop Awards
October, 11 2017
‘The Mountain Between Us’ brought subzero temps and cold food, but Kate Winslet and Idris Elba’s toughest moment was a love scene
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‘The Mountain Between Us’ brought subzero temps and cold food, but Kate Winslet and Idris Elba’s toughest moment was a love scene
October, 6 2017
Steven Spielberg says watching his own life story was an ‘out-of-body experience’
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Steven Spielberg says watching his own life story was an ‘out-of-body experience’
October, 6 2017
Jimmy Kimmel takes on gun control in tearful monologue on Las Vegas massacre
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Jimmy Kimmel takes on gun control in tearful monologue on Las Vegas massacre
October, 3 2017
Musicians pay tribute to Tom Petty with #TomPettyRIP
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Musicians pay tribute to Tom Petty with #TomPettyRIP
October, 3 2017
The ‘Pout-Pout Fish’ explores uncharted waters of bullying
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The ‘Pout-Pout Fish’ explores uncharted waters of bullying
September, 22 2017
In Matt Damon’s new film ‘Downsizing,’ money is no object
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In Matt Damon’s new film ‘Downsizing,’ money is no object
September, 20 2017
Lady Gaga postpones European tour due to fibromyalgia, which is the focus of her Netflix documentary
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Lady Gaga postpones European tour due to fibromyalgia, which is the focus of her Netflix documentary
September, 18 2017
J.J. Abrams to direct, co-write ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
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J.J. Abrams to direct, co-write ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
September, 12 2017
Novelist Ian McEwan says it’s ‘very difficult to get movies made’ — yet he has two premiering at Toronto film festival
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Novelist Ian McEwan says it’s ‘very difficult to get movies made’ — yet he has two premiering at Toronto film festival
September, 9 2017
Shia LaBeouf on channeling John McEnroe: ‘I don’t think he was as into art as he was into money’
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Shia LaBeouf on channeling John McEnroe: ‘I don’t think he was as into art as he was into money’
September, 8 2017
‘Game of Thrones’ season finale: Here’s a preview
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‘Game of Thrones’ season finale: Here’s a preview
August, 25 2017
Glen Campbell: Listen to 5 of his best songs
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Glen Campbell: Listen to 5 of his best songs
August, 8 2017
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